I want to live closer to Jesus, My vision

I want to live closer to Jesus, My vision

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [I want to live closer to Jesus] (Gabriel)
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I want to live closer to Jesus,—
My vision so often is dim;
To look on His face and be filled with His grace,
I want to live closer to Him.

Refrain:
Closer to Jesus, closer to Jesus,
Closer to Him I would be:
To look on His face and be filled with His grace,
I want to live closer to Him.

2 I want to live closer to Jesus,
For often I follow afar;
His voice I would hear sounding close to my ear
To tell what His promises are. [Refrain]

3 I want to live closer to Jesus,
Still closer and closer each day;
Till clasping His hand I shall enter the land
Where I shall be near Him for aye. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #27

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I want to live closer to Jesus, My vision
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Closer to Jesus, closer to Jesus

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Messenger for Jesus #d123
Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #27TextAudioPage Scan
Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #13Page Scan
Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #64Page Scan
Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d122
Hosanna in the Highest, Gypsy Smith's Campaign Song Book #d76
Inspiring Hymns #d128
Ministry in Song #d76
Revival Glory #d79
Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #30Page Scan
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #151Page Scan
Songs of Salvation and Service. #d105
Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #53Page Scan
The New Evangel #d99
The World Evangel #32Page Scan
Wonderful Jesus and Other Songs #23



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